seller responsibilities when buying a home

Seller Responsibilities When Buying a Home

There are some home seller responsibilities that are fixed and occur in almost every sale. Others vary depending on the market. For instance, in a buyer’s market, the sellers may take on more costs because they are trying to make their home sale the most...

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10 Typical Homebuyer Closing Costs You Should Expect

Buying a home will cost you more than just the price of the property. Unless you’ve negotiated otherwise with the seller, you can expect to pay closing costs. But do you know what those closing costs entail? They will be detailed in your closing disclosure,...

how to estimate home costs

How to Estimate Your Home Closing Costs

When you're buying something larger than your yearly salary, what’s a couple extra thousand dollars on the payment? Well, it could be the difference between you having the required money down or not. That’s why estimating your closing costs will give you a much better...

what are the hidden costs when refinancing your mortgage

Hidden Costs in Refinancing Your Mortgage

Refinancing your mortgage seems like a good idea when you see the interest rate slip below what you had originally locked in for. But is it the best bet for you? The cost of refinancing your home will be based on interest rate, credit score,...

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Are Home Buyers Losing Confidence in the Market?

In December 2016, the Fed raised interest rates for the first time that year, and it’s predicted that 2017 will bring more increases. Often this causes home buyers who were thinking about buying to take immediate action. In the long run, however, increasing rates places...

Signs of housing market growth in the U.S.

5 Signs of Housing Market Growth in the U.S.

There are a lot of predictions being made for what 2017 will bring the housing market. We’ve already experienced one interest rate increase by the Fed (in 2016), which is indicative of increasing optimism in the economy, and many are predicting three increases over the...